Tag Archives: Federal Regulation

Flood of Regulations Coming from Obama Administration

Here’s an interesting article by Brian Wingfield, first published in the Insurance Journal, and reprinted on the Friends of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce website. Over the next 12 months, the Obama administration is due to issue regulations governing everything from e-cigarettes to smoke-stack emissions in what experts predict will be a second-term rush to put… Read More »

Americans Say We’re Overregulated

Are we overregulated? FreeEnterprise.com presents the results of a current poll. A Gallup poll finds that the percentage of Americans who say there is too much regulation is nearly double that of those who say it’s the right amount: Almost half (48%) of all Americans say there is too much regulation, 26% say there is the right… Read More »

IRS Issues Rules for Employer Mandate Under ObamaCare

Here’s an interesting article by Ben Goad, first published in  The Hill, and republished on the Friends of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce web site. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on Thursday issued instructions for complying with ObamaCare’s employer mandate. The mandate, which requires businesses with more than 50 workers to offer insurance or face penalties, was… Read More »

Federal Regulations in the Real World

Check out this article and accompanying photos published on the FreeEnterprise.com website. It’s one thing to talk about excess regulations at a Congressional hearing or producing charts and white papers. But it’s also important to consider how people outside Washington, DC (the real world) cope with the ever-growing mountain of federal rules. Read more Originally published August… Read More »

Listen to Small Businesses’ Red Tape Worries

Here’s an interesting article by Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), republished on  Friends of the US Chamber of Commerce website Government red tape can sometimes reach far beyond what Congress ever intended, and into the realm of the ridiculous. Last week, the Washington Post provided an example. One small businessman, a magician, has an act that… Read More »

When is a Regulation Not a Regulation?

An interesting article by Marc Freedman Much ink (or the digital equivalent) has been spilled criticizing the Obama administration’s aggressive and expansive regulatory agenda.  And as burdensome and ill-conceived as many of these regulations are, at least they are being developed through the normal regulatory process of notice and comment with supporting analyses and data. Far… Read More »

Obama’s Climate Plan Would Be a “Self-Inflicted Economic Wound”

An interesting article from FreeEnterprise.com On the heels of President Obama’s speech on climate change, debate over the proclaimed “War on Coal” rages on in Washington. The latest to take a stand against the President’s proposed climate measures? Washington Postcolumnist Charles Krauthammer. Krauthammer criticized the President for tackling an issue ranked only 21st in the Pew Research Center’s list of concerns most-important… Read More »

EPA Set to Unveil Host of New Regs

An interesting article by Julian Hattem, published on the Friends of the US Chamber of Commerce web site The Obama administration is looking forward to a host of new environmental regulations that go far beyond the president’s plans to issue new standards for greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants. The new regulations, previewed… Read More »